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Robots go to work in Italian hospitals
Published in AI
Thursday, 02 April 2020 11:09

Robots go to work in Italian hospitals


They can't get sick

The crisis in the Italian health service is proving a good testing ground for robotic medical staff.

TIM claims its network will magically hold
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:13

TIM claims its network will magically hold


We have a the rubber bands and sticking tape in place

Italy’s under-resourced internet is taking a battering from millions of Italians working from home, and there is some concern that smoke will start pouring out of the back and dangerous-looking steam appearing from under the bonnet.

Amazon stops shipping non-essential products to Italy and France
Published in News


My back stretcher has been delayed

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Italian courts ignore the science again
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:23

Italian courts ignore the science again


Claim mobile phones cause brain tumours

An Italian court has ruled that prolonged use of mobile phones can cause head tumours despite scientists overwhelmingly agreeing there is no evidence to back this up.

TIM to spin off data centre operations
Published in Cloud
Monday, 11 November 2019 10:55

TIM to spin off data centre operations


Looking for an investor

Telecom Italia (TIM) plans to spin off its data centre operations and look for an investor ahead of a potential market listing, after announcing a partnership with Google to develop its cloud business.

Telecom Italia cuts debt
Published in Network
Friday, 08 November 2019 12:39

Telecom Italia cuts debt


Wants a hand with its Open Fibre plans

Telecom Italia has made progress in cutting its debt burden as it presses ahead with plans to find an investment partner to help it fund a potential tie-up with smaller rival Open Fiber.

Italy opens antitrust action against Google
Published in News


Made an offer that people could not refuse

Italy’s competition watchdog has announced that it has opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector.

Italians give thumbs up to Huawei
Published in Network
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:44

Italians give thumbs up to Huawei


Company will not face 5G discrimination

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday he had assured China’s Huawei Technologies that it would not face discrimination in the rollout of Italy’s 5G telecoms network.

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban
Published in Network
Friday, 22 February 2019 12:08

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban


No evidence but we believe what Trump says

Right-wing populist lawmakers from Italy’s ruling coalition are pushing the government to ban China’s Huawei from supplying equipment for the country’s rollout of 5G mobile communications.

Italy presses ahead with 5G auction
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 June 2018 11:34

Italy presses ahead with 5G auction


Even though TV Tsars don't agree 

Italy will go ahead with a planned auction of frequencies for fifth-generation (5G) mobile service and issues raised by some sector players can be resolved, a commissioner at the national communications authority AGCOM said on Thursday.